Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Los Angeles, CA

The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook is a 57-acre urban state park located 500 feet above the city in the heart of Los Angeles. The park includes a 10,000 SF visitor center, observation deck and viewing areas, hiking trails, picnic areas and restored natural landscape. The turbulent history of the Baldwin Hills site, from oil wells to plans for massive residential development, stripped this mountain of most of its natural past. A critical part of the design process was to define the period that represented the site in its natural state and to create a suitable approach to the restoration of the site.

Client: State of CA Department of Parks & Recreation
Completion: 2009
Size: 10,000 SF | 57 acres
  • Los Angeles Business Council
  • Southern California Development Forum
  • Southern California Design Forum
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Los Angeles Times
  • ASLA San Diego
  • Westside Urban Forum Los Angeles